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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Douglas Ross

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Douglas Ross

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @douglas4moray

Facebook: Douglas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6161
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Phone: 01463 230777
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Douglas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Douglas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Douglas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Douglas has had 2 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

28 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Justice Committee

Member

Register of interests

Douglas's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Douglas Ross. The date of their initial statement was 17 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the Member of Parliament for Moray (House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA). I attend the House of Commons weekly when it is in session. I receive salary and use of an iPad and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration is between £80,001 and £85,000 per annum. During my time as an MSP and MP, I will be donating my MSP salary to local charities each month. My UK parliamentary business costs and expenses are made publicly available on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority website at www.theipsa.org.uk.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 7 October to 13 October 2021, I was part of an MP delegation from the British-Qatari APPG to meet ministers and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar. Discussions centred around Qatar’s humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations. On the 25th October the Embassy of Qatar confirmed the costs of the visit amounted to £7,856.24 and were met by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar (Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1 1NB). [Registered 15 November 2021]

I am a member of the Scottish Senior Football Referees Association.

On 18 June 2021 I was a guest of the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport at the England v Scotland Euro 2020 Group Stage match at Wembley stadium.

From 31 Jul to 5 August 2016, I was part of a fact-finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank for Scottish Conservative MSPs. The costs of the visit amounted to £2,000 and were met by Conservative Friends of Israel (of CFI Ltd, PO BOx 72288, London, SW1P 9LB).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Douglas Ross has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 2 December 2021

Vaccination Booster Programme

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "A year ago today, the United Kingdom became one of the first countries anywhere in the world to approve a Covid vaccine. Since then, 10 million jags have been delivered to people across Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2021

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Patient Safety)

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "My thoughts and condolences are with all the families who have been affected by this scandal. I thank front-line staff at the hospital; our criticisms are not of them…

Chamber meeting date: 30 November 2021

Covid-19

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Last week, the First Minister came to the chamber and was upbeat in her assessment of the Covid outlook, saying that the situation was “more positive than we might have expected it to be”.—Official Report, 23 November 2021; c 12…

Chamber meeting date: 25 November 2021

Violence Against Women

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Today, we stood together in a minute’s silence to mark international violence against women day. Tragically, in Scotland, more and more women each year become victims of crime…

Chamber meeting date: 18 November 2021

Justice System (Release from Prison)

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Sixty-seven-year-old Esther Brown was raped and murdered by Jason Graham. This is a man who was a registered sex offender and had 23 previous convictions…

Votes

How Douglas Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Ross has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02326

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.1

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Rachael Hamilton, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02326.1

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.2

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Douglas Ross has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5W-08319

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times the Independent Prison Monitoring Advisory Group has met."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08315

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how much independent prison monitoring cost in its first year of operation."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08313

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many vacancies there are for independent prison monitors."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08314

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average frequency of monitoring visits per prison is by (a) independent prison monitors and (b) prison monitoring coordinators."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08318

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what training existing independent prison monitors have received."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08321

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how visits by independent prison monitors are publicised to prisoners."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08316

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out as part of a pre-arranged rota."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08322

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what work has been undertaken to assess prisoners’ awareness of independent prison monitors and prison monitoring coordinators."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08317

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out on an unannounced basis."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08312

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many independent prison monitors are in post."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

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